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2 Charming Apartments in Quiet Area-25 Mt from West Coast Beach - Apartment #4 - First floor

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The beach that is a stroll away from the apartment


Last updated: 06/09/2015

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our apartments are set in peaceful tropical gardens, just yards from a beautiful beach – clear blue sea, white coral sands & palm trees.
They are simply, but well furnished, as they are our family holiday homes rather than just rental properties.
The beds are large & comfortable, as is all the patio furniture. The kitchen area has every appliance you could possibly need, including a blender for mixing up cocktails & a cafetiere to make that fresh cup of coffee in the morning! Towels, linen & soft furnishings are colour coordinated, creating a bright & cheerful atmosphere. All linens are renewed annually. Large fans keep the apartment cool & comfortable, allowing you a good nights sleep. There is a daily maid, who will also provide a laundry service at a small cost. Of course an iron & hairdryer are available for use by our guests. You are an easy stroll from an excellent selection of bars & restaurants, a well-stocked supermarket & local transport- an ideal location!

The gardens surrounding the property are carefully tended by Harry. You will see Frangipani, Bougainvillea, Hibiscus and many other tropical flowers. We also grow avocado, grapefruit, coconut, breadfruit and bananas.

Eating Out - Reasonable to Ridiculous:
There are numerous places to eat to suit all tastes and budgets – all within easy reach of the apartment. For up-market dining we can highly recommend Lone Star and The Tides. The Fish Pot at Little Good Harbour is north of Speightstown, but well worth the 15-minute drive.
For well-priced, good fresh food, served by friendly, relaxed staff, visit Zaccios – a 5-minute walk away. We are regular visitors here and the bar staff are fabulous too – ask Dave or Trudi to make you a cocktail – say Mikey and Mary sent you! Happy Hour 4.30 - 6pm!
Also try Jus Grillin opposite The Beach House - very good value and freshly cooked to order.
Sample an excellent lunch from a street vendor, where the food is truly Bajan and freshly cooked - what more could you want?
Papa Earl sells superb vegetarian food from his car at the end of our road from Tuesdays to Saturdays - we can highly recommend this tasty food at excellent prices.
There is also a 'fry' at the end of the road during the evenings of Thursday to Saturday. this has an extensive menu and everything is freshly cooked for you. You can either eat there of bring the food back to the apartment.
You could always eat at Lobster Alive just south of Bridgetown, but it is very expensive. However the beach in front of this establishment - Browns Beach - is stunning. Hire a bed and umbrella for $30 and spend all day here!

Out and About in Barbados:
So many places to visit and so much to do, and so little time. But don't hurry! Although you don't need to hire a car as the public transport system is excellent, it is fun to hire a moke or jeep for a couple of days so that you can drive around at your leisure, and discover parts of the island that other tourists may not reach! You should drive over to the east coast - it is rugged and beautiful - visit Morgan Lewis Beach and Bathsheba, having driven over Cherry Tree Hill, from where the views are truly stunning. We also suggest that you treat yourself to a catamaran cruise along the west coast - swimming with turtles, and sampling wonderful food and rum punch whilst on board - the island looks so different when seen from the ocean. A lunchtime tour of the Mount Gay Rum distillery is also an excellent good value outing! If you don't want to hire a car, a Jeep Safari is a very good way of seeing most aspects of the island in a day - of course it includes your lunch and drinks!

Beaches - Near and Far:
Coconut palms, Casuarina and Machineel trees fringe the beach at Discovery Bay, where our apartment is situated. You can sit quietly and soak up sun on a beach chair, or indulge in a variety of water sports - all of which are available from 'beach vendors' or bookable at The Sandpiper sports bar. There are buoyed off areas so that you can swim and snorkel safely without fear of being run down by over-enthusiastic jet skiers! Overall the bay is peaceful and offers something for everyone. The Folkestone Marine Reserve is a few minutes walk up the beach and is well known as an excellent snorkeling area over a beautiful coral reef. South of Discovery Bay is Sandy Lane - one of the most famous beaches and hotels in the Caribbean - all beaches are public so you can visit here if you wish. Payne’s Bay and Mullins Bay are also well known beauty spots within easy reach. The East Coast is deserted and beautiful, but swimming can be dangerous due to the undertow – so care should be taken.

Apartment #4 - First floor: Holetown, St. James Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 14794ha

Apartment #4 is a first floor apartment with a separate bedroom, which is private and not overlooked. It benefits from the breeze coming across the island. The apartments are part of a 12 apartment complex 25 metres from Discovery Bay beach. It is a quiet development used by a wide age range of people. If you wish to party there is plenty to do, and many bars to visit only a 5 or 10 minute walk away. We spend much time making the apartment a home-from-home so that we and our guests feel comfortable and relaxed. All linens are coordinated and replaced regularly, as are all kitchen utensils and equipment, so that the apartment is always bright and fresh. Wireless Broadband internet access is available in apartment #4. There is a lockable strong box if you wish to safely store any valuables. We politely ask that guests do not smoke anywhere in the apartment. Thank you


Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 420 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • The beds can be made up as a very large double or two singles. The mattresses are firm and of good quality, with good quality bed linen that is replaced annually. We are happy to send you a diagram of the apartment so that you can fully understand the size and layout....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • The shower room has a large fully tiled shower area. There is plenty of cupboard space to store your toiletries. Large mirror, and magnifying mirror available. Towels are renewed and replaced on an annual basis, and they are changed by the maid up to 3 times a week if you require. Beach towels are provided at no extra cost....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The gardens are immaculately kept & you can enjoy a beautiful array of tropical plants that you usually only see in greenhouses. The Bougainvillea is a riot of colour & the Frangipani flowers are small but highly scented. There are coconut palms, avocado, breadfruit, banana & grapefruit trees. The studios face inland so they gain maximum benefit from the cooling breezes blowing over the island. Although the apartments do not have a swimming pool, you can walk along the beach & use a beautiful beach-side pool within the grounds of The Beach House - just enquire at their front desk. Art Studios is a very sociable place to stay, & we have met many people from all over the world whilst sitting under the canopy in the garden, enjoying a drink together and exchanging tips on good restaurants or excursions. Arrangements can also be made to have good, home-cooked Bajan food delivered to your dining table, if you wish to eat at home on some evenings, but not have to cook for yourself....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Television:

    One local channel - great for understanding local life and getting local news, as well as International news....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Available on the ground floor. We highly recommend using Skype for overseas calls, and the communal phone for local calls. Local calls are free....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer:

    Available in the laundry - staff will assist...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Cafetiere/French press. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ in the back garden...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

Pre-Christmas 2015
Nov 1 - Dec 13, 2015
7 night min stay

Christmas/Spring 2015/16
Dec 14 - Apr 17, 2016
7 night min stay

"Chilled-Out" Season 2016
Apr 18 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


** A deposit of approximately 33% is payable on booking, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date. You may pay by bank transfer, debit card or credit card.

There is a small extra charge of £95 per week for a third person in the apartment. No additional charge for a child under 2 years.

We always send out comprehensive Booking Terms and Conditions, so that owner and guests are fully aware of all/any T&C's!

33% is payable to secure a booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to departure. Detailed Terms and conditions are sent to every client so that there is no confusion or understanding at any stage

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grantley Adams International (BGI)
250 Metres
Nearest Barpub
LimeGrove, Zaccios or Surfside on the beach
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Royal Westmoreland
50 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Just at the end of the lane - road, NOT motorway!
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Tides / Nishi / Zaccios / Sandpiper / Jus Grillin
30 Metres
Nearest Ski
Water and jet-skiing only - no snow of course!
25 Metres
Nearest Beach
Discovery Bay beach

Car: Not Necessary

Art Studios are located approximately 500 yards north of Holetown, on the Platinum coast of Barbados - so called because of the beautiful white coral sand. It is situated between The Discovery Bay Hotel and The Sandpiper, two well-known hotels on the West Coast. You can be on the beach in a matter of seconds and just bob about in the Caribbean. Alternatively you can sunbathe in the garden amongst the beautiful tropical shrubs and flowers – the humming birds and green monkeys won’t bother you! You are a 5-minute walk from top class restaurants and a wide selection of different bars. There are several banks and boutiques as well as duty free shopping in the vicinity. Many sporting facilities are available - golf, tennis and a multitude of water sports. Despite all this fun the area is relaxed, laid back and peaceful! It really is an excellent location with absolutely everything you need within an easy stroll.

Other Activities: snorkelling, swimming with turtles, skiing, watching cricket, football and road tennis!

Golf: Thre are several golf courses courses on the island. However you do need very deep pockets to play, and indeed will not be able to play at all on some of them if you are not resident at Sandy Lane or Royal Westmoreland!

So before you carefully pack your golf clubs and suitable attire, please check availability via various websites!

Ski: No snow skiing available, but plenty of water skiing for newcomers and the experienced alike!


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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The beach that is a stroll away from the apartment

    The beach that is a stroll away from the apartment

  • Studio #6 - ground floor on the left!

    Studio #6 - ground floor on the left!

  • Cool separate bedroom in apartment #6

    Cool separate bedroom in apartment #6

  • Make yourself comfortable in apartment #6

    Make yourself comfortable in apartment #6

  • Lush green gardens around the apartment

    Lush green gardens around the apartment

  • The fabulous view from Cherry Tree Hill

    The fabulous view from Cherry Tree Hill

  • Our apartment - top left - #4 Art Studios

    Our apartment - top left - #4 Art Studios

  • Relaxing bedroom area in apartment #4

    Relaxing bedroom area in apartment #4

  • Large kitchen area leading onto balcony - apt 4

    Large kitchen area leading onto balcony - apt 4

  • Zaccios - stroll down the beach for cocktails

    Zaccios - stroll down the beach for cocktails

  • Fresh fish delivered to your door by friends!

    Fresh fish delivered to your door by friends!

  • Sunsets really are like this!

    Sunsets really are like this!

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